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Humpback whale in the Sea of Cortez

Half Day Whale Watching in the Sea of Cortez

Today you will head out of Loreto by small motorboat to spend approximately four hours looking for whales in the Sea of Cortez. The area is known to be a spot for blue and fin whales, which will be in the area to calve.

Please note it can get a little choppy out here if the wind is up, sightings are difficult and can never be guaranteed. If they are spotted then physical contact with the whales is prohibited and the boats have to keep a certain distance. The blue whale is the largest mammal in the ocean so if you are successful this really is one of the most special whale watching adventures to witness.

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Other experiences in Loreto

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

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    Loreto, Mexico

    Loreto City Tour

    Loreto City Tour

    Today you will explore the small historic centre of Loreto with your guide. You will walk along the oceanfront boulevard, then walking through to the city hall, where Loreto's history will be explained.

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  • Whale watching excursion to Magdalena Bay
    Gray Whale, Baja California

    Whale watching excursion to Magdalena Bay

    Whale watching excursion to Magdalena Bay

    Baja is well known as a great place to whale watch. The grey whale spends summers in the waters off Alaska, and then heads 6,000 miles (almost 10,000 km) south to the warmer lagoons of Baja in January, February and March.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tour below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.